Sunday, 13 September 2015
Weekending - A Finish
The SWAK envelope quilt has been finished - finally it is quilted, bound - completed!!
Last year a group of about 20 sewers joined a swap on Flickr. Using the pattern from the book Patchwork, Please, each month we had to paper piece 1 or 2 envelopes for the people allocated to that specific month, in the theme they requested. My theme was for bohemian inspired ,bright jewel toned envelopes with a fussy cut floral. I certainly think all the participants in this group met my criteria. When I had received them all, I put them in a box and put it away, unsure as to what I wanted to do with them. This year I decided that I had to at least get a quilt top made from them. I did that and have since gone even further and made a small quilt. Measuring just 48" square, it is backed in a linen like upholstery fabric, which is very soft, and has the added benefit of being very wide, quilted in the shape of the envelope flap and bound in with a fabric from Tula Pink's Moonshine collection. I am especially pleased that I managed to keep the row of envelopes on the back, aligned with the corresponding row on the front.
This special quilt will be kept and used in my sewing room as a memento of the fabulous people I have met through the online quilting world.
Thanks to all the SWAK swap girls.